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90% of the people who come to me for a consultation come because of a Rahu-Ketu or a Saturn period (Mahadasha or Antardasha). Out of these three Ketu can be the most intense. 

I often tell my clients “Ketu tumhey mandir ke aagey khada kar dega.” Which means Ketu will make you stand at the doors of a temple, you can either go in as a devotee (if you are smart), else it would make you beg in front of the temple. There is no third choice.

This is a topic very, very close to my heart. Having gone through this most powerful and terrible of all Mahadashas, especially the poisonous first half of it, I can feel the pain of anyone who is going through this period. This spiritual serpent planet is the least known but the most damaging of all planets.

Most astrologers create unnecessary fear around Shani (Saturn). Shani-Shani-Shani is all you hear, I am out to dispel that myth with my Ketu-Ketu-Ketu narrative.

While I would eventually write about all 9 Mahadashas, Ketu comes first and foremost for me, as this is the most difficult of all periods, and almost always gives uniform results irrespective the placement in chart.

Every other planet may give a good or bad dasha, but Ketu is invariably harsh for anyone that goes through it.

I have seen people undergo a good Saturn dasha, a good Rahu dasha even, but there is no such thing like a good Ketu dasha.

My view is that the phrase “7 years of bad luck” was coined because Ketu dasha lasts for a period of 7 years. And thank god for it. Had it longer like 18 years of Rahu, I have my doubts if barring Sanyasis, anyone would have emerged out of it alive.  For the record, maximum number of suicide attempts and divorces that I have seen happened in a Ketu period.

Ketu, the planet of liberation is the most spiritual planet of all. All that he wants to do is to deliver liberation and spirituality to a person. He is not at all interested in the material world and hence it wreaks havoc at a material plane, especially in the first half.

Ketu is interested in a burning up boatloads of bad karma. I would pile it up, put you in the middle of it, and set it on fire.


There are a few things which are almost sure to happen during a Ketu Mahadasha:

  1. You lose your head: Guess this has something to do with Ketu not having a head. Coming out of brilliant Mercury Mahadasha, people feel that they are intellectually brilliant and infallible. However, Ketu corrects this misconception quickly. People often complain of headaches, sleepiness, thyroid problems and in some cases even diabetes. All this dulls down their intellect that they were so proud of during their mercury period. While in mercury they were applauded as geniuses, they are criticized for their “foolishness” during Ketu dasha, showing fully well that what they considered their intelligence, was a passing grace of mercury. The intellectual giants often fall flat and realize that they are little more than paws in the great game of planets.

  1. You lose your relation (a closest one): Chidrakaraka Ketu, the planet which lost its own head symbolizes separation from a relation which was like a part of you. At least one (often more) of very close relations is separated from you in a very brutal manner that scars you for life and you realize that no matter how close a relation is, everything is temporary. However, this detachment often serves the native well in times to come because Ketu takes away all that has become useless in present incarnation. This detached attitude comes in handy during the Venus period.

  1. You lose your job: People often lose their job, business or whatever they were engaged in and are often moved towards something totally different. However good news is that like everything else that Ketu does, this is painful in the moment, but serves one well in the future and he or she is put on the path of destiny.

  1. You lose your attachments: Ketu takes away all that you were proud of intelligence-gone, money-gone, relations-gone, career-gone. Again this happens in a swift and brutal manner Ketu separates not like a surgeon but like a butcher. Few people are left clinging to anything once this period is done with them. They realize that they may end up losing anything at a moment’s notice. The grip of illusionary Maya is loosened on them and the lucky ones become detached.


  1. You lose your ego: Once you have lost all that you were proud of, there comes a day (normally in the first half) when a man realizes his helplessness and insignificance. Once all is taken away, the ego crumbles, and when it does, it is very liberating and life turns for the better. Ketu leaves you with only the essence of what you got, your soul. I have seen people lose arrogance acquired over a mercury period quickly and often this happens

  1. You become a man of god: Once a person realizes that the toys and titles, and so called relations he or she had piled up are temporary and illusionary, there is but little trace of materialism left in one. Once he or she realizes that there is only one true possession one true possession one’s quintessential self or soul, and there is only one true relation that of the soul and the god. These two things even Ketu can’t take away, in fact it makes us realize this truth and we all should be thankful to him.


  1. Redemption and liberation: This is the most desired effect of a Ketu dasha. Once you have realized the illusions of Maya, in the first half and have worked your way to redemption in the second half, you come out wiser and liberated. I have seen people who have undergone this dasha behave with detached amusement in the next Venus Mahadasha that brings a fun, possessions, and relationships. However, I have seen the natives react with a detached amusement, they know that these are temporary and can be taken away at any moment. lessons of Ketu are hars, unforgettable and liberating.



Let’s look into various phases of Ketu Mahadasha:

Like all Mahadashas, Ketu Mahadasha is divided in 9 phases (Antardashas) of 9 planets.


Here is the breakup of Antardashas:

Period Years Months Days
Ketu-Ketu 0 4 27
Ketu-Venus 1 2 0
Ketu-Sun 0 4 6
Ketu-Moon 0 7 0
Ketu-Mars 0 4 27
Ketu-Rahu 1 0 18
Ketu-Jupiter 0 11 16
Ketu-Saturn 1 1 9
Ketu-Mercury 0 11 27



I have seen Ketu give almost uniform results to most of the natives. It is very impartial and almost all people suffer in the same way.

I will use a phrase for each of these dashas which contains the essence of all that happens during the period:

Ketu – Ketu period: The Big Bang: This horrifying dasha starts with a bang and then it goes on to bang the native for several years. There is a sudden abrupt change in the circumstances of a person and one is forced to cope with extremely new environments. A major change in job, house, place, is almost inevitable and this settings chance paves the way for all that is about to come. There is a sudden dip in the intellectual capacity of the person, one who was considered brilliant during Mercury period transforms into “Gods’ Fool” and the sharp arrogant aura of Mercury is replaced by the “lost and foggy” look that becomes a trademark of the native.

Ketu – Venus: Paradise Lost-Hell on earth: If there is one Antardasha (minor period) that sacres the hell out of me, then it is Ketu-Venus period. Venus is the real “King of good times” all love, luxury, material comforts, and fun in life is brought to one by Venus. Ketu the ascetic is the biggest and harshest enemy of Venus and brutally blocks things that Venus signifies. Ketu thus denying all good things in life. I have often seen the natives being tormented by females during this period, may be this is the sing of Venus going bad.

EDIT: For some reason 20% people don’t face the bad impact of this dasha. However they get it much worse in Ketu-Rahu. I am doing my research for reasons. 

EDIT 2: EUREKA EUREKA…the people who suffer the most are Capricorn, Aquarius, Virgo and Leo lagnas. Basically the better your Shukra is in the chart, the TOUGHER your Ketu-Venus would be. Good part: If this time was really tough, Shukra dasha would be really great.  

Ketu Sun – Humiliation followed by liberation: This finally comes as a sigh of relief. This is the point where a person literally “taps out” and gives into the power of the planets. Ketu hates sun and wants to teach a thing or two to the hot and high headed King of planets. I have seen this period knock the ego out of the person. People are often tormented by those in authority e.g. bosses, seniors, etc. and have to undergo some sort of humiliation. The arrogance of the Sun is toned down and a person emerges wiser and humbler after losing their ego. This surrender is often liberating and sets the tone for some good times to come.

Ketu – Moon – A breath of relief: Ketu is not so inimical towards the moon and this is the time when he goes a little easy on the native. There is peace and calm and general sense of relief is what permeates this period. While emotional detachment is the norm, the native is finally at peace after horrible 20 months where he went from the haughty prince to humble pauper. This is kind of a redeeming period where one learns to cooperate with destiny and loses the illusion of control realizing the power of entities far greater than him.

Ketu –Mars – Men at War: This is an interesting one, once the calm waters of Moon have been replaced by fiery fury of Mars, results are far more interesting. This is the time when a person finds his lost confidence. I have seen them get into bursts of anger (Ketu and Mars are both fiery planets). While they have lost their ego, they realize that they would have to fight for their existence and fight they do. During this period I have seen the native get into conflicts with men, but unlike Ketu-Venus period, this time, the native is able to strike back, not out of arrogance, but out of sense of righteousness and a resigned attitude towards fate. This is for a change, materially beneficial period however, it is more of a war zone where a person would have to fight to the bitter end, good part is that the native is far more mature by now and can handle himself well.

Ketu – Rahu – The train wreck: After Ketu-Venus period if anything that scares the hell out of me, then it is the Ketu-Rahu period. And this explains why I am so afraid of the Ketu dasha, it contains two worst periods anyone can go through in life. This has been called the period of “Karmic Retribution” and it is believed that free will of a person is at it minimum during this period and the hand of destiny takes over. There is only one guarantee, whatever one has planned will not happen. Even the best laid plans backfire.  Normally the fall out is akin to a train wreck, like a train that has been derailed, a man goes too differently than what he had planned and is dragged off the comfort and security of his train tracks and falls into rough and tumble of something else.  This period marks some kind of a completion as Rahu and Ketu come together to form one body. This is normally seen to put the man on the path of his destiny, albeit in a typical brutal Ketu manner. It is better to lie low and let the storm pass over, most importantly, to cooperate with the inevitable.

Ketu – Guru – Return of Hope: Finally, this is the time when Ketu thinks that he has given you enough heat and you have learned your lessons, he goes easy on you. As much as he hates Venus, he loves Jupiter with equal fervor and out of respect for him, makes this the best period of the Mahadasha. Jupiter the planet of good luck and optimism, brings relief and spiritual uplift for the native. Ketu halts his damaging agencies as lets its preceptor and role model Jupiter do his work. This is the time when Ketu smiles for a change and the person is able to find some happy period. Ketu’s spirituality combined with Jupiter’s wisdom and cheerfulness gives a person faith and hope. The hopelessness that has been the hallmark of Ketu period is diminished and a person is more spiritual, positive and for a change, cheerful. The appearance of mentors (Gurus) and guiding angels may happen and a person would benefit a lot from their guidance and blessings. This is the happiest phase of an otherwise grim Ketu dasha.

Ketu – Saturn – The Karma Yoga period: Well, when these two malefics get together, it is not going to be a pretty picture. However, this one need not be all doom and gloom like Ketu-Venus or even Ketu-Rahu. This can be a “KARMA YOGA” period that can actually pave the way for the upcoming Venus dasha which is a good time for all. This is the time when the resigned acceptance and “passive” floating attitude acquired around Ketu-Sun period is phased out. While it is able to dominate most planets with sheer impunity, NOBODY DOMINATES SATURN. So Saturn starts his class by putting the material realities back in the picture and drags down the man back to the material plane. The optimism of Jupiter period is gone and spiritual musings are replaced with blood sweat and tears of real life work. Ketu wants to be unengaged passive observer who is present but not involved, Saturn wants to do his Karma and “get things done” even on a material plane. Ketu resists with his knowledge of the futility of human effort, but Saturn persists with the material reality of Karma yoga. Like Lord Krishna, the blue-black colored Saturn encourages the native to do his action. This is time of minimalism and high pressure, intense efforts and low rewards, slowly and gradually Ketu gives up and Saturn dominates. A person might feel the pressure but mostly the native is “too busy working to feel depressed”. If one gets this period after attaining the age of 36 (Saturn maturity) one is better equipped with the maturity required to handle the lessons of Saturn and would be able to appreciate the lessons of hard work, thrift, and toil that are taught by Saturn. In fact if one is mature, he would welcome this period as this signals the end of Ketu ennui. Just like Arjuna was redeemed by Krishna by making him do his duty.

Ketu – Mercury –The Unshackling: The magical world of dasha order ensures that the final planet in a Mahadasha would be the one to “clean up the act”. For Ketu, it is Mercury. The exact opposite of the headless “God’s fool” Ketu is the materialistic genius Mercury. I often call Mercury the Right Hand of Ganesha and Ketu the Left Hand of Ganesha. Coming together, they signal a completion of sorts. This is the time when finally people get their “heads” back. The Ketu lethargy is washed away by guidance of Saturn and the Ketu confusion is finally removed by the grace of Mercury. Native is once again able to work at a good intellectual capacity (finally) and think their way out of things. It is a period of planning for future and they look forward with optimism to the upcoming Venus period. While Ketu off and on interferes out of habit, he knows that he is more or less done with you and retires in the background as Mercury takes over the new you.

THE KETU STING: THE X FACTOR: Now this may or may not happen. However, in case a person is still immature and re-gains the egoist attitude, there is one final weapon in Ketu’s arsenal and like a retreating snake, it might give you a parting gift that you may never forget. Ketu can give one final sting at its departure which can appear to be devastating, however, like all things Ketu, it will be liberating in the long run.  I have often seen people suffer something horrible at the very end of Ketu dasha like job loss, disease, separation, even widowhood. However almost always it turns out to be one of the best things that ever happened to them. But when it hurts, it hurts like hell.


By the of the Ketu dasha:

  • You are more mature spiritually, and know that spirituality matters


  • You have paid back for a lot of your bad karma and your soul feels lighter


  • You have lost your ego and have become more humble


  • You have realized that the world is an illusion, and god is the only reality.

You become a much better person, you are secure in spiritual understanding and have empathy for those who are suffering. Once Ketu is done with you, it rewards you with a sense of stoic redemption and spiritual heights, which no other planet can give.


This detached spiritual attitude keeps a person spiritually safe during  the “fun and frolic” days of the upcoming Venus dasha which comes from the Universe as a reward for having suffered through the Ketu period.

In India while thanking God, we often say in Hindi “Shukar Hai” roughly meaning “Thanks to God” said for something good. In my view this phrase “Shukar Hai” evolved from Shukra (Venus) Mahadasha.


Seven years of bad luck (Ketu Dasha) ends and the period of “Shukar Hai” (Venus Dasha) starts.  Venus gives you the blessings, good luck, and love that have eluded you for a long time and finally, once Ketu Mahadasha ends, it ushers in the Venus period: Paradise Regained:


It is suggested that one does Ketu Remedies in order to get through this toughest of all dashas.

God Bless,

G. Vijay Kumar






  1. very well explained , can u suggest me something for better approach toward coming days., DOB 10/12/1966 time of birth 3:36 AM, Gwalior M.P.

      1. One of the best explanation for ketu Dasha. Same thing happened with me as u explained in your article .. ketu-ketu to ketu sun was worst .. I lost everything.. but ya from ketu moon thing was better but again as u said that ketu rahu was worst full of insult, fear all around. Now coming period is ketu Jupiter I hope it turns into best period of my life.. thanks a lot for this beautiful article

    1. Yes but on a smaller level. Also Ketu has short anter dashas so impact is on a smaller level and for a shorter duration so not that long or intense.

  2. You are just awasum. You please write it at a open forum that every one who are suffering or would be suffer by this dasha can aware own self .Thank you very much your every word is correct. You please write something about Venus mahadasha.

    1. Dear Dalia,

      Thanks you so much for your kind words. I am on Quora and keep sharing my knowledge. Busy schedule at times holds me back. However, soon you would see more articles.

      Regarding Venus period, it is more or less good for all. I am currently working on Rahu mahadasha and after that Saturn (these 3 are my obsession) once these are done, may be i would go to other planets as well. Keep visiting.


    1. Thanks for your kind word. Praying to the higher and divine and doing the remedies can help preventing the sting.

      Best method is to accept Ketu as a liberator because whatever it does comes out as a blessing and not a curse even the sting removes the bad karma or wipes out something no longer required in this incarnation.

  3. Your way of explaining the effects is truly outstanding. I am very concerned about my upcoming Ketu antardasha (guru mahadasha) and this helped a lot to know what to expect…! Just went through Saturn antardasha in Jupiter Mahadasha and that drained me out (as i have been told my Jupiter is weak, therefore i am really worried about the Ketu antardasha as i feel at the end of my tether and cant tolerate any more stress 🙁
    Would really like to consult you and will be in touch. Thx, Anita

  4. Thanks a lot for this article. I am in Ke-Ra(2-8) period now and I can totally relate to what you have written here. My world is upside down and no one understands me. Apparently, also found that no remedies would work with Ketu. We have to pay for all the debts which we acquired in previous birth. There are no shortcuts. I am praying that I come of this MD alive.

    Once again, thanks for a detailed description of all the ADs under Ketu. Every word in here is true. At the same time, it helps me in realizing I’m not loosing my mind and health for life long. I will come out of all issues once Ketu period is over.

    With all respect,
    Someone lost in the struggles of Ketu..

  5. Hi, Please delete my previous post. Please do not publish it. Please..

    I beg you, It would create some problems. So, please do not publish my previous post.

  6. Very very true analysis. Everything written seems matching to my own life as I’m currently going through Ketu MD and now in Ketu-Jupiter AD. Hope I will not have any sting, have been to most of the temples, recite Hanuman chalisa daily and worship Ketu Yantra. My life is turned upside down in last 2/3 years, didn’t get visa to US, lost job and became unemployed, got divorce, became lonely and isolated, lost respect in society. Already wearing white sapphire and green emerald. Hope my Venus MD will bring relief to my life and some uplift.

  7. Great job sir,
    I am 25 going through ketu mahadasa since 22 . Your explanation is by far the best. Now I know why my exalted Venus antardasa went unnoticed. Ketu is like a tandoor well and you are in a free fall. Its badass mahadasa ,one loose everything . I feel synchronized with each of your words. Its agneepariksha.
    Also I have a question that Rahu should make ketu period a bit good. I am now in rahu antardasa that’s why…

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  8. Dear Sir,
    I am currently going through Ketu. Every single word you said is like telling my own story. In the final year of Ketu, I would love to know, after so much torment and horror of the past years, what good Shukra holds for us. Please do write an article on Shukra Mahadasha too sir. As it would serve as a beacon of hope and strength for those of us who have been through literal hell.
    Kindest regards and sincere thanks

  9. Sir I have a question please
    If Ketu is in 2 Nd house of Makara Lagna during Ketu MD
    Does it bring separation from parents . If yes then During what AD it happens
    Thank you
    Kind regards

  10. While it is understood that Kethu maha dasa would reorient one towards spiritualism ( more so if placed in 12th) will it wreak havoc on all without any exception irrespective of its placement in the natal horoscope? Any remedies for lessening the destructive impact ?

  11. Sir,
    Your are great ……
    My DOB: 28.08.1971
    TOB : 05.12 AM

    Sir, my present dasha is Ketu- Jupiter , Sir can is survive Sani & Mercury antradasha.
    About my Venues Mahadasha

  12. Thank For Explaining the kethu dasha in detail.Every word has been come true for me…. I am actually in the last phase kethu dasha ,That is Kethu Mahadasha and Mercury Bhukthi…..I have gone through hell for Past six years..I bit worried about the sting at the end of kethu dasha please tell me…..what should I must do to avoid the sting ..please suggest me my date of birth is 12-march 1985 , Time : 12:20 pm and place of birth is Mysore. I have also forwarded this website link to my friends.So that they get know what’s been the toughest phase of my life.

    1. Actually once you are linked with the BIG 3-Shani Rahu and Ketu, others seem too pale and boring in comparison. Don’t get me wrong I love venus, it is my Yog Kraka and I am eagerly waiting for its dasha.

      However, I am a Saturn child in the end and everything that is dark and dangerous holds my fancy. I would watch Gangs of Wasseypur and Godfather shunning the likes of Hum Aap K Hain Kaun and Sound of Music (very venus movies). You get the Picture :D?

      1. Sir even I’m running ketu mahadasha Saturn antardasha
        I’m also makara lagna Saturn child? that’s why waiting for Venus that’s coming next year for me

  13. Does the effect of the mahadasha we r going through depends on the degrees of the mahadasha planet??plzz explain

    1. Yes. If a good planet has a weak degree, its effects would be weak during the MD. E.g. If you have a zero degree venus, it might not give you great results during its MD. In such cases wearing a gemstone is advised.

  14. Thanks a lot sir and i’ve read all ur articles they r just amazing especially rahu mahadasha I became fan of Rahu? don’t know why

  15. Good article.. currently running ketu dasha and most unfortunate it started when I just got engaged.. life has been help since then even though my husband is a very good person. …one doubt though I have always known that life is just a illusion and we are actually born to come out of this cycle called life and death…yet ketu dasha almost killed me..why is that.. when I have learnt the most important lesson of my life..why did ketu try to teach that again?

    1. Ketu teaches you the TRUTH and cleans up your bad karma. It teaches you that all is an illusion and only the Divine is real. You become detached in a ketu period.

  16. Excellent article . It gives a clear understanding and tried to relate to my events of Ketu Mahadasha. All of them match as per antardashas as explained.

    Keep us guiding .

  17. Thank you sir for the consultation on phone. Upay of pagdi carried out on the very second day. Om Nilanjan on the go. Waiting for the Mahadasha of Venus.
    Hope I am spared from the sting.
    God bless us all
    Baroda Gujarat

  18. Excellent read! I became an admirer of your writing style and sense and humor. The article that depicts the story of who is the most powerful where Mars engages into a war with Saturn and Saturn puts on his cheap but workable gloves and disappears after winning the fight with his crown was probably the best thing I have read in a while. May you be blessed. I agree with almost everything you have said about Kethu mahadasha. However, I beg to differ when it comes to Kethu dasha Venus Antar. I think I was pretty happy during that period. Now, I have to be very categorical when I say I was happy. I was surrounded with material comforts and became increasingly concerned about self with hardly any thoughts for others. Deep down, I probably was not happy although I was doing well in terms of material possession and comforts.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. For some reason that i am NOT yet able o figure out, some people have it easy in Venus-Ketu however, Ketu-Rahu hammers them extra bad in such cases. share your birth details i might be able to do some research on this. thanks again.

      1. I am currently going through ketu rahu dasha since 4 months from april. Ketu dasha has gone exactly like u ve mentioned. My business is in ruins might get bankrupt any moment. Really worried. Have huge debts. I’m worrying imprisonment also. Kindly advice and help. Would also want to talk to you personally for any remedies.

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      2. Admin sir may be you are scorpio native( a guess as you mentioned you were born in saturn mahadasha so may be anuradha nakshatra ) and saturn was transiting your nakshatra in that time so you had this problem . By the way my ketu mahadasha got over on last july 2018 and to be honest second half is more challenging that first half as ketu got stinging tail by the way i am also scorpio native so results of sadesati may have. Sadesati is not conplete hoax , according to me when sadesati comes with bad planet mahadasha that situation becomes worst

      3. Om Namah Shivaay
        I m currently under Ketu MD + Moon AD.
        Agreed Ketu + Ven is quite negative from terms of material objects……My Ketu is in 9th house in trikon, in Venus Nakshatra and Venus combust, it gave me very strong Vairagya and detachment from opposite sex.
        Thanks for that period there onwards every women are respectable to me. My view has now changed completely ….they are all mothers and sisters to me.
        My 8th house and 12th has very big number in ashtakvarga and hence I used to go deep in negative thoughts …sexual intercourses and etc.
        But Ketu has transformed everything and the same vagina which I saw as a material is now worshipped by me.
        Lot more positives to say….not here
        God bless everyone
        Om Namah Shivaay

  19. Great to hear from you. I did get badly hammered during the Kethu- Rahu period which was more of a financial and existential crisis but the actual damage was done in kethu-moon which was not unusual considering my moon is placed in 8th as lord of 12th but I could not recover in Kethu-Mars either which was a little surprising for me considering yogakaraka mars is well placed in 11th gemini obtaining vargottoma. The only thing I could think of is the transit of Jupiter from 11th to 12th when Ketu-Mars was running. At any rate, My birth details are as follows and I will be happy if this serves the purpose of research.

    DOB – 30th July
    POB – Kolkata, India
    TOB -6. 55 AM

    Thanks and regards

  20. Just had the biggest meltdown in my life so far in my Sadesati under Saturn Anterdasha. I’ll be going through Ketu Mahadasha combined with Sadesati this October. Let’s see how deep we go. God bless. 🙂

      1. Yeah I read your article. I think it was Mercury-Saturn. Already suicidal since 2016 so i don’t think there’s anything that can make my condition better for upcoming decade. Cheers to 2020s

  21. The article is great.. It’s exactly the same as i am experiencing.. i am now at ketu-mercury.. ketu has already taken away every achievement that it gave during this period.. for how long more am i going to suffer? Also there is the dasha sandhi!!

  22. Dear sir,

    Very well explained. I have just got through my Ketu Mahadasha. The results have been in absolutely line with what you have written. However, below are the exceptions

    1. My Ketu-Rahu dasha was extremely rewarding.
    2. In Ketu-Saturn lost the job.
    3. No relief in Ketu-Mercury too.

    Moreover, almost 3 months have passed of Venus also but no relief.

    Would request you to kindly guide on future prospects of life. My details are as under

    Anurag Sharma
    DOB-13 April 1971
    TOB-1845 Hrs

    I will be highly obliged please.

    Warm regards

  23. Amazingly accurate! It was as if my journey was scripted! Out of the 7 things listed during ketu dasa, 6 have happened. Now waiting for the 7th…. redemption and liberation! I am now in the ketu/Jupiter phase…. and I do feel a lot of hope. Thank you so much???

  24. Amazingly accurate! It was as if my own journey was scripted. Out of the 7 things listed during ketu dasa , 6 have happened …waiting for the 7th , redemption and liberation to happen. Have moved into the ketu/ Jupiter phase and I do feel a lot of hope.
    Thank you so much, sir for this wonderful insight

  25. I’m currentlt at end of ketu- Rahu Dasha . My Ketu is in 7H. I have experience d Everything in article until now except for Ketu Venus Dasha. During ketu-venus, I had all the material luxury and comfort. I was living in foreign lands next to a beach. I was earning and saving more than usual. Work pressure was easy. However, bcoz of what has happened during ketu-Ketu phase (sudden separation from family), I was unable to enjoy any bit all the luxury comfort I had. I had friends but I wanted isolation. I was under huge mental stress and fear, and worried about my future.
    I have been a believer in god but Ketu literally made me pray and realise 2 things – Karma Is supreme, and nothing is permanent in this world so live in present and leave the rest to that divine force. I am about to start ketu-Jup dasha and hoping life will be easier going fwd.

    As you are doing research on ketu-venus period, please feel free to contact me if you need more info. God bless us all.

      1. Hi,
        I must say that its indeed a very well articulated and researched article. However I beg to differ for ketu venus period. I will give my account of what happened with me.
        My dob is 13 May 1977 at 0845 h in Patna Bihar. I am a commissioned officer in Sir Force.
        In Ketu ketu period, although there was a change of place but it was sort of promotion for me. St the same time, there was a separation of 6 months from the family.
        Then towards end of Ketu venus, i moved out for a very prestigious course with my family to a very lovely place.
        Towards end of ketu moon, i moved to a new place close to my home town.
        Entire Ketu Rahu period was full of mental tension that culminated in Ketu Sani period as negative result for me that might affect my career.
        Towards later half of Ketu Jupiter, i again moved to a new place. But towards the end of Ketu Jupiter period, i had an attack of facial paralysis resulting i. Hospitalisation, trauma for self and family and subsequently continued visits to hospital even now.
        Even end of Ketu sani period was full of mental tension a d again i moved to a new place. Now presumably, l am undergoing Ketu Budh bhukti period and i must confess that I am not peaceful.
        Just waiting eagerly for Venus mahadasha.
        Hope, above details help you in your research and if you can elaborate on my future, I will be grateful to you.

        1. Every horoscope is different. This is a general guideline, which applies to people with considerable accuracy given that I don’t have access to every chart. Hope you have a great Venus dasha.

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  26. Beautifully penned. I can feel my kethu journey as exactly as narrated by you. I am in Kethu-Venus now & it has given me the material comforts. Your words has given some hopes of light to a fedup soul.
    My heartfelt thanks for this wonderful write up!!

  27. Wow !! What a brilliant article !! I can totally connect with this article as me myself is going through Ketu Mahadasha. Every thing written here is pure truth. Even i know a bit of astrology but i think no one could have put it in better words than you sir. I am really amazed by the depth and accuracy of this article. Also amazing is the fact that you provide consultations at a very decent cost which shows that you are genuinely concerned for the people and are not doing this for money. I have seen very few people like you who actually want to help people . You are doing amazing work Sir. Thank You !!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Abhimanyu. Being HONEST I am doing no charity. I also do this for money, just keep it affordable in order to reach maximum people.

  28. Oh my! I have Ketu in Bharani (pada 4) conjunct Sun and Mercury (pada 3) and Venus in Krittika (pada 1) and all in conjunct in less than 7 degrees and in 9th house. Next November starting Moon, Ketu dashas. Moon (in Pushya) and Ketu both in 4 padas. But I already have given almost everything material away as I planned to move into the wilderness to write books and live under the stars alone in Lappland. Should I not go during moon, Ketu dasha?

    1. Going to nature is always a good idea. Ketu is a great time to go into the wild.

      In fact i plant to leave the world behind and rest in the lap of nature during my last years. I would infinitely prefer a jungle to a hospital or an old age home.

      1. Thank you for your answer it´s very impostant. And that´s how I also feel about being in nature alone. Wild nature has always been my real home, it is, and the feeling that stars are the closest friends, too.

  29. Everything that you have said is word to word correct about ketu mahadasha.I have experienced it all.my ketu mshadasha end on sept 2019,thats when my shukra dasha begins.I guess i am in the last stage of the ketu mahadasha.i lost my job in may 2018 still searching for one.this six years has caused extensive damage as far as my career and life is concerned.What i cant understand is how will i bounce back and enjoy the fruits of a good shukra dasha when my career is badly devastated in these 7 years of life.At this point everything seems to be over for me .

    1. Things get over and then they are re born, that’s true for everything from career, to energy, to life. Have faith.

      I have been at the reciving end of Ketu and I know it is tough..especially if you try too hard.

      LET GO and let Venus bring good things to you.

  30. hello sir
    just saw your article on website on ketu…and must confess what an article…thank you for that…it was like just seeing my last four years words by word….i passed out in 2013 with honours in mechanical enginnerring..and started preparing for civil services….but after so many years i am empty handed…just cleared 1 state psc that too only prelims mains not conducted for last 2 years…

    i belived in good karma and hard work but i am just not able to do that….with no reasons to figure out…i just feeling depressed all the time…there has been all sorts of health problems for last six months….i dont know what to do…if u can pls help me put…or suggest something…..dont have that much means…but do whatever i can

    1. Thank you for your kind words. UPSC is the most difficult exam in the world, espeically if you are general category. Have a plan B. Also wait for Venus to give you good things in life.

      For Ketu you can get a Ketu Yantra (it is not costly) and you can do the Ketu mantra sadhna.

  31. Thanks for the reply.How can venus bring good thinks when a persons career has been devastated in these 7 years?the point to be noted is that i was 37 when ketu mahs dasha started .7 years does make a huge difference as far as a persons career and life is concerned.i dont have a clue as to how things are going to improve during venus dasha.is ketu maha dasha always followed by shukra dasha and does every himan being undergo ketu dasha?they all say i have all the 4 yog and my horoscope is a good one and one in a many people can have this type of horoscope. but i have not been able to reap any benefits.life has always been a struggle.

    1. Shukra is good for most of the people barring some exceptions. However, I have often seen that those who have a really bad Ketu dasha tend to have a really good Venus dasa.

      I would suggest that you get out of “poor me” mindset and look for all that is good in life. An attitude of Gratitude is my personal favorite remedy. You are an educated man with access to internet, with right amount of luck and work, You can do all right.

  32. No words, speechless, each and every word is correct. Now i am in final stage of Ketu dasa, it is going to complete in 40 days, nothing more to lose except the Life. Jobless, separation, Debts etc etc..
    Thank you

  33. Namaskaar Sir,

    You are excellent Sir!

    I have a doubt Sir, after all, why do we take birth? Why GOD created us? What is the purpose?

  34. It is really good analysis of Ketu dasha.
    But I have seen reverse in my friends horoscope.
    He achieved good academic results during ketu maha dasa.
    ketu is in 11 th position in kark rasi with Guru 9 th aspects .
    I think we have to analyse ketu nakshtra on the basis of nakshtra we will come to real understanding of ketu mahadasa phal
    For your comments

  35. Hello Sir,
    This article is a sheer piece of your precesion, hardwork & passion for astrology. KUDOS to you for explaining astrology in a very simple way.
    The reason why I am saying this because my ketu mahadasha was started in 2006, a guy proposed me in 2007 & it got over in 2012 by him in a very brutal manner (as you rightly said in your article “which scars you for life”). I tried a lot to save this relation but he cared a damn & moved on within 3 months. He got married to someone else happily without any guilt & sadness in 2013 itself, my ketu dasha also ended in 2013.
    I am still battleling to come out of it because I never wanted this seperation as it was true from my side unlike him. I wish I knew about this ketu article in 2006 then I would have saved myself from the damage he caused to me emotionally.
    Currently am running venus mahadasha and things are not good as well because my family is facing financial crises since many years. Still I am just hoping for the best.
    Just curious to ask you a question, this relation got over because of him when I was running ketu mahadasha, is it possible to know what mahadasha that guy was running at that time that made him do this?
    Would definately looking forward for your consultancy in near future.
    Thank you with regards.

  36. Hello Sir,
    This article is a sheer piece of your precesion, hardwork & passion for astrology. I am blown away the way you explain astrology in a very simple manner.
    Just curious to ask you if a girl was running ketu mahadasha & had her breakup from the guy’s side, so is it possible to know what mahadasha that guy was running at that time which made him do the breakup?
    Thank you with regards.

    1. thank you for your kind words. Normally the person in Ketu dasha is at the receiving end of break up the other person may be running any dasa doesn’t matter, however, Shani, Ketu and Rahu are usual suspects.

  37. Mind Blowing Insight into the 7 year Ketu Dasha.. So accurate and precise. Every explanation matches..
    Under Ke-Ju now.. But I would like to diffe for Ke-Ju. Unlike your mention, Ke-Ju has been equally rough and more devastating than Ke-Ra for me. (Ju in 12th in Capricorn Debilated). Lost everything materially. Saturn is my ascendant lord (Aquar) in 10th with Su-Me-Ve. Hoping to find a path n what i am destined for in Ke-Sat period starting this Oct-2018..Totally detached n lost as of now.
    Jai Shre Ganeshaay Namah..
    Vijay Sir pls do reply.. Awaiting.

      1. Yes. Yogakaraka for Kumbha being Shukra.. and its in my 10th house,,, But its with Su-Sa-Me .. all 4 together in 10th in Scorpio. How will Shukra Dasha fare for me.

  38. Mind Blowing Insight into the 7 year Ketu Dasha.. So accurate and precise. Every explanation matches..
    Under Ke-Ju now.. But I would like to diffe for Ke-Ju. Unlike your mention, Ke-Ju has been equally rough and more devastating than Ke-Ra for me. (Ju in 12th in Capricorn Debilated). Lost everything materially. Saturn is my ascendant lord (Aquar) in 10th with Su-Me-Ve. Hoping to find a path n what i am destined for in Ke-Sat period starting this Oct-2018..Totally detached n lost as of now.
    I had got a reading done from you few months back. Awaiting for your reply Vijay Sir.
    Jai Shre Ganeshaay Namah..

  39. Sir,
    In my understanding from your article, after ketu mahadasha and rahu antardash, next three antradasha is not much negative.
    People may pass compable easily.

  40. Yes
    Very accurate article
    I started ketu mahadasha October 2014
    My ketu is 8th house
    Capricorn ascendant Libra moon
    Ketu Venus was fine
    Ketu Rahu was stressful but good financial rewards
    Now in ketu Jupiter
    Got divorce
    Children taken away
    Lots of hell like situation
    Now feeling little relief

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  41. I dont agree with your views. You have painted a grim picture of Ketu. This is not correct. Many other factors such position of ketu , aspects of other planets , conjunction with other planets to be accounted before understanding how bad is your ketu.

  42. This is so true. I used to be a pure non vegetarian, but one day during my ketu mahadasha something happened and now i can’t eat non veg. Even the thought of it makes me sick.Feels good to be a vegetarian.
    Moreover i have realised that i have to repay my karmic debts and this thinking has now made my ketu mahadasha little bit easier as i am now letting go everything. Previously i was trying too hard because of which my days we nothing less than hell.

  43. Thanks a lot for this post. It made so many things clear to me, things which had been going wrong and were unimaginable for me to join those dots.

    Things are going wrong since 2011, lost my uncle suddenly. Things had started moving out of my grasp since 2012 – everything. Was finishing my undergrad in April, 2012 and last few days were scary – the mildest way I can put it. Since then, I just kept breathing and accepted whatever came to my way, albeit after banging head on walls. I don’t want to list down all the things I had to pass, but it was and still is difficult. I am not able to make anybody understand what I feel inside my head all the time – negativity, negative thoughts, death, visualisation of death !

    I have always been superstitious and lately got anxiety issues, tremendous depression and continuous negative thoughts. Also, I was never too materialistic but now trying to detach myself more from materialist gains.

    It was only in February this year that I came to know that I am going through Sade Sati (from Nov 2011, ending in January 2020), and then it is only two weeks since I found out I am also under Ketu Mahadasha (From Nov 2012 ending in November 2019). [Vrischik Rashi, Anuradha Naksahtra – pa 4, Karka Lagna] DOB – 1st May,1991, Kolkata, 11:30 AM.

    I visit temples, chant, sometime feed dogs, started pleading Ganapati to rescue me – but still keep fighting with parents, sibling and feel nothing is having an effect! I feel extremely guilty all the time for all my deeds. I think my sins are too humongous for my prayers to do any good. Really don’t know what to do … I lost admission to a prestigious university this year, and now feel scared !

  44. Excellent article and quite true. I would have benefited more had I seen this article earlier. Now that my ketu is almost getting to an end please write a similar article on Shukra so that we are well prepared to enjoy its benefit and the underlying dangers of a luxurious and cosy life.

  45. Every thing you have wrote is very true.
    I am undergoing the final 10 months of ketu mahadasha now.
    I am a gemini ascedant and have shani in my lagna however,i have shukra ,chandran and guru in my 10th house.
    Could you please give a brief idea as to how my shukra mahadasha will be.will shani in my lagna aspect my 10 th house and spoil my shukra dasha.i am 43 or is it going to be a good shukra mahadasha

    1. I think it will be good
      I am going through ketu- Jupiter now
      Capricorn ascendant with Jupiter moon Venus mercury sun in 10 th house
      Saturn in 4th house
      My Ketu Dasha was horrible from family point of view
      I too waiting for Venus
      Money wise is ok or kind of good but I really do not value money much
      I valued love and that is what I lost
      So basically ketu take away things you want in life
      Let go and patience is only solution but not easy to do

  46. Every thing you have wrote is very true.
    I am undergoing the final 10 months of ketu mahadasha now.
    I am a gemini ascedant and have shani in my lagna however,i have shukra ,chandran and guru in my 10th house.
    Could you please give a brief idea as to how my shukra mahadasha will be.will shani in my lagna aspect my 10 th house and spoil my shukra dasha.i am 43 or is it going to be a good shukra mahadash

  47. Hi, I have been told that I would be entering ketu mahadasha from May 2019. I dont know if I have the capacity to withstand any more hard knocks. What can I do to make things easier for me. Please advise?

  48. Very information full article. Thanks
    I am going to ketu mahadasha. All things make sense now after reading hour article. I can’t wait for Venus mahadasha which will start in one and half year .still have time but will go thru it with God’s grace

  49. OMG you just portrayed my Kethu dasa happenings. I am spellbound. I had a very bad troubled married life, due to this I became averse to God and did not visit a single temple since my marriage. Prior to the kethu dasa, I was going through and still going through 7 and half years of Shani. I thought all my troubles are due to shani. But something happened drastically in my life during middle of 2018. Prior to this Kethu dasa I thought that nothing could go wrong in my career as I was well placed and working for a good company, but in 2018 I quit my job on my own for better prospects in foreign land but to my horror I could not go and I was cheated by my wife who lives in a foreign country; it’s few months since I am jobless and I am finding it difficult to come to terms of it.
    “Ketu tumhey mandir ke aagey khada kar dega.” — This statement so true, I had so much of anger towards God that I did not go to a temple since so many years but since my situation turned turtle I started visiting to so many temples. Kethu dasa and Venus Bukthi is the most worst period and this is yet to end for me. But I have already lost most of things in my life, I have lost my job, I have lost my family.
    I am ready to face anything now. More than money, I am more inclined in spiritual life. I want to do what I haven’t done spiritually in my life. I find peace in going to temples. My eyes are in tears when I see the God whom I had ignored, but the God did not ignore me and made me to come to him and beg. Kethu dasa has hit me really hard. I am at 40 and Kethu dasa is going to end only by 46 years for me. I am just wondering what would be my situation at the end of this Kethu dasa.

  50. From 2001-until now facing al dis..ofcourse Rahu trap me..there is only one reason m stil alive..tht is trust in God..Luckily nexth rahu wil over after 18 yrs ..lets c whats next..is there anybody who can help me after rahu life..

  51. I have lost my father in ketu Jupiter.failed in engineering college in ketu Saturn(Saturn debilitated)these were my worst days ever.Actually ketu rahu was excellent time for me where I enjoyed so much it’s like a party time for me

  52. Ketu Jupiter and ketu Saturn were worst periods for me.lost father in ketu Jupiter.My mind didn’t work in ketu saturn I was do dull and lazy,I can’t even remember one essay properly.currently in ketu Mercury it’s a lot better I could learn everything easily without much effort.

  53. Are you kidding me. Everything in this article for me has been spot on. When my ketu period began Jan 9th 2016. I begun the spiritual text, a course in miracles work book, Jan 1st. Since then I have gone through very intense, deep, relationships with women. All past life siblings no doubt. Eventually when ones heart breaks, enough times, it breaks open. It becomes broken open, permanently. A great gift. Also not to mention the thousands of dollars and shit stolen since Ketu started. Just came out of ketu mars and holy fuck was there some anger towards the men in my life for those 4 months. I am now going into ketu rahu for 2019. I am not going to lie, I feel kinda helpless and excited at the same time. I can surrender peacefully in this knowledge of ketu. Because even though I know I am seemingly appearing in the movie called life and the egos script is rolling out so to speak and already happened blah blah blah. I can rest in the little knowledge I have of Vedic astrology and really be detached from thinking I know what is good for me. From thinking I know what’s best for my spiritual journey to enlightenment. Because it is a journey folks and even though ketu is showing us our worst nightmare, in our false, worldly reality. We must TRUST that what is to come from this deep shadow work, is something more beautiful and peaceful than we could ever imagine. This I know. From ACIM “ Trust would settle every problem now”. So let’s do what we don’t want to do and let go and fall on our knees because there won’t be any other opportunity, quite like this.

    Thank you and bless you on your ketu journey,
    Kybor Garner – kyborgarner@gmail.com

  54. Thank God for giving me strength to read this article..!! First half of ketu is over..!! I’m just alive..!! And it’s my success in this tough times..!! I had all the opportunity that no one could easily get..!! Job ,business ,trading ,foreign…!! But everything was missed in a mysterious ways..!! I mean MYSTERIOUS WAYS …!! ( no one can understand the meaning “mysteriou” unless they have undergone ketu md)

  55. My husband and son both will be starting their ketu mahasabha from 2024. I am scared to hell now. My son will be 11years and husband will be 43 at that time.

    1. Your son would have it easy, even planets go easy on children. Your husband might have to face difficulties. Doing remedies can help prepare in advance.

  56. Amitabh bachchan ketu mahasabha was life changing for him. Whatever he achieved started coming to him in in his ketu mahadasha. Why it was complete opposite for him

  57. Sir I know it’s still long time for my son and husbands ketu mahasabha. Can I still contact you for the ketus remedies.

  58. I think we also have to consider nakshatra lord as well where ketu is sitting and if this lord is friend of ascendant lord.
    The MD result are mostly 50% ketu + 50% nakshatra lord. If nakshatra lord is say Venus, it might not be that bad.

  59. When actually Venus effect start
    As there is Dasha Sandhi period which is kind of 12-16 months
    Other say last antardasha will start giving effect for next mahadasha.
    My Ketu bad effect started during Saturn Antardasha of mercury.

  60. One pandit has suggested me to perform ketu pooja.. He said ketu is creating problem in my life.. He told me to visit temple 11 Saturdays for ketu pooja.
    My details
    Name – bharti varun
    Time-6.10 pm
    Place – Noida U. P

  61. Nice informative article. I am going through the Ketu Dasha now and have literally lost everything. Hope I come out of it soon.

  62. This article is very impactful. I m currently going through ketu-rahu(one month left) and trust me there were times when i thought of giving up, but after reading this article i got some hope. Knowing that there’s better tomorrow gives me strength to move on.
    I am Capricorn ascendant having Saturn in 2nd and venus in 4th. I have curiousity to see some good effects of these placements, but sometimes i doubt that things will get better.

    I want to thank you for writing this article as it has helped me to survive this dasha.

    1. doing Ketu mantra and keeping Ketu yantra (you can buy from us), praying to Ganesha and donating to handicapped people. Most important know that all things are temporary and will end one day. Let go and let the Lord guide you. All the best

  63. Excellent analysis.
    My kethu is in 9 taurus, virgo lagna, venus in gemini in mars star, mars in 12, still i haven’t travelled overseas. Ke- ve wasn’t troublesome for me. As per said I received honey trap in ke-ra dasa new job, good money for short period followed by zero!!! Job loss, painful break up, suicidal thoughts bla bla bla… Right frm. Mercury dasa till now all I do is temple .. temple..temple..your hope regarding ke- ju is very much consoling for me…
    Best wishes for your in depth analysis.

  64. What happens during venus mahadasha with Saturn is in the first house for a Gemini ascendant, moon and guru are combust in the 10th house along with direct venus in the birth chart?i am currently experiencing that last few months of ketu dasha but unfortunately it does not show any sign.of improvement

  65. The Ketu Dasha keeps bringing me back to this Bookmarked article of yours.. I had taken consult from u last year. and have comment abv Sep 2018. Thank god Sep to April has passed.. I am in Ke-Saturn now (Aquarius Asc , Sa in 10th house i n scorpio, Ke in 9th, ) .. I am BURNING from inside. and have given up. n feel HOPELESS n HELPLESS.. Career s at unimaginable mess includng my MIND. Daily in search of making money but i am only making losses , Ketu gives me 5 rupees and takes away 15 the next day.. HUH,,.. Feels torn and EMPTY from inside out.. I wish i could just screeamm my minds out.. My mercury is retrograde in 10th house in Scorpio with SU-Sa-Ve along..What more bad i am yet to see in Ke-Sa n Ke-Mer….. Ganesha please save and Help Me.

  66. Ppl look at me these days and tell me,,,”Are you in Depression Boy””..Shhh What do i tell them. there is no Energy left in me.

  67. Hello Sir,
    I would like to share my own personal experience with this ugly period of my life, Ketu Mahadasha.

    Firstly, it is really amazing to read your explanation on Ketu Mahadasha. I feel as if you were talking about me and how my life has gone in details during that period, however, there is only one thing that happened to me that was not mentioned in your article, which is that I have become an atheist.

    Around the end of Ketu-Rahu (the toughest of all), I started to become more religious, so I started reading more about my religion and performed more religious rituals. Shortly, on reading more about my own religion & other religions, I became convinced that all religions were non-sense and man-made and I have been convinced 100%. Consequently around the beginning of Ketu-Jupiter period I became an atheist.
    It was not an easy period at all, but now; in my mid Ketu-Saturn period I feel more relief, with some ups & downs every now and then (I am above 40).

    I would like to thank you so much for the valuable information that you provided in here, which had shown me the “chart” or the “map” of my life. Looking forward to my Venus Mahadasha period.
    Best regards.

      1. What u have written same experience with me became non believer in religion and God in ketu. Jupiter antardasha now running ketu. Saturn period till June and starting Mercury antardasha in June and hope situation improves

  68. Thank you sir for everything that you have told on Ketu dasha, currently I am facing Ketu -mercury which has started 6th Dec 2018 and it will get end by 16th Dec 2019, all I want say is that the Ketu sting really worked in my case I was having a very good job and all of a sudden without my mistake I have to resign and walk out and this up’s and down as happened throughout 7 years of Ketu dasha in professional and in my personal life,but I can tell you what i had faced the financial crunch in the beginning of the Ketu dasha at least now Without job without any earnings I am able to survive on my daily needs but I am afraid still I have not got any job and to my knowledge I am doing all best possible pujas and prayers.
    I am leaving my details below I request you to kindly suggest me the way forward
    Name : BM Vishwanath
    Dob : 26:02:1982
    Meena Rashi / Utaarabadhra Nakshtra
    12:55 am (midnight)
    Birth place : Bangalore

  69. Hello,

    Wonderful article. Consulted you after reading the article as well 3months back.I felt like Gosh!!! Someone in this world has expressed my feelings and sufferings. I’m end of my ketu dasha 6mnths to go but Same mental agony in last phase as well, hoping for the best in upcoming venus dasha, but eventually loosing hope on life.
    After such trauma I wonder, will/how things get better/improve???

    1. Times change Bhavana Ji. This article made me famous and Ketu deva is feeding me and my family. I came from the depth of despair. So I can relate to you. But good part is that times change

  70. Hi Sir, I read your articles for good insight they provide and also consulted with you some time back. Could you also do an insightful article on Saturn Mahadasha ? This would also be of more interest to me personally since I am currently running Saturn Mahadasha. Interestingly I have had an observation that Saturn period has been far more beneficial for me compared to Jupiter period. You would have better understanding of why such exceptions do occur. Thanks…

    1. I am praying to Shani Deva to help me write this one. Please pray for me. I write such articles only when the inspiration strikes me. Without the blessings of the planet and this vidhya…you can’t do much.

  71. You have explained Ketu Mahadasha very well and accurately. However, I have seen that if Ketu is placed with Jupiter or aspected by Jupiter in the natal chart, the severity can be lessened to some extent. For example, a relationship remains intact at the end even though it looked like heading towards a sure divorce. Also, having one’s ambition lowered helps withstand the storm of this period.

  72. Outstanding write up on Ketu Mahadasha. While I was reading it the entire pictures of my sufferings were before me since I am going through the Ketu Mahadasha since March’15 and now the antardasha of Jupitar has just commenced. till now I have gone through the hell. Virtually lost my business, home, savings and a month ago my Mother has also passed away. additionally fighting 10-12 court cases with various Govt authorities. Suddenly every thing has gone. Anyway still hoping for the best to happen.

    1. Sorry to hear about your plight. Learn to LET GO and do the remedies. This is the lesson of Ketu…NOTHING is forever.

  73. Very true, I don’t know what to tell. I lost my job, I lost my right leg, I lost my car, savings, I started a small Xerox business I lost even that. Now, behind 2 cases at civil court 1 on my house another on my business. Got divorced, lost my left eye sight. Mother , father both got admitted at hospital, spent all my savings.
    But still alive to fight the battle. All these happened in a span of 3 years.

    1. more strength to you pal, I am going through the same kind of problems. Hopefully this period will end soon

  74. Dear Sir,

    Thanks a lot. Your explanation was like applying balm on painful soul. Once again thanks a lot. I am going through this mahadhasa noe and I can vouch for what you have said. Also, you have given some hope for the hopeless soul. May God bless you. I will be entering Keri – Jupiter antardasa with expectations of some relief. Pls pray for me.


    1. Thank you for your kind words. Yes the Jupiter antardasha is the start of the recovery. Wish you all the best.

  75. I am also undergoing ketu MD, Jupiter anterdasha has started. everything you have written is correct and I have experienced.your article has given me strength to overcome miserable period.
    I want to ask you that I have broken up with girlfriend in ketu Rahu period.Shall I get her back and marry her?

  76. I am currently in ketu – jupiter.i have had break up with my girl friend. Can I get her back. Please tell me.

  77. Fantastic article & i’ve enjoyed the comments as well. i’m just beginning my Surya Dosha now, as of 3 months ago. I never knew anything about Ketu Dosha, just deciding to look it up today. Have tracked through the phases you outlined & it’s a match!! i’m glad i never knew about Ketu Dosha beforehand. it’s like stepping into a stone-polishing tumbler and getting ALL the rough edges knocked off. My Venus dosa was amazing – plenty of dark spots but nothing that Venus’ Love didn’t over-ride. And now for the Soul. Moving forward, using my tools, being grateful. Thank you!!

  78. What a brilliant articulation of ketu mahadasha,sir iam going through the same my ketu rahu is about to start but sir iam worried about my ketu guru as guru is very weak in my kundali is there any remedy to ward off the ill effect of Jupiter in ketu dasha sir please suggest…

  79. U have. Mentioned about last parting gift of ketu mahadasha. Ketu sting. When it happens Saturn or Mercury antardasha.

  80. Pls write on Venus mahadasha now days me suffering under ketu mahadasha and each and every line is accurate what we mentioned in your article..sir pls write on Venus mahadasha at least like me others are suffering from ketu will get hopes to leave ..that after ketu ache din Anne wale hai …

    1. venus is a happy period for most people so won’t help many people. But god willing some day I would write about it.

  81. Dear Sir, My DOB is 12/01/1970 ,at 8:05am, in Kolkata, currently I am passing through ketu Saturn dasha, in the first phase in 2013 Feb I lost my father, In 2018october My mother died, I am now in a hopeless state , I got an accident , fall down In hotel bathroom during outstation tour as a part of my marketing job and not able to join due to illness. Jus read your article and thought everyline of your documents are absolutely rightttt and realistic, hats of you Astrologer.

  82. Oh it is really happening in my life the same way explained. here it is the100% truth things happens for most lifes in ketu mahadasha.

  83. sir,when will ketu begin to retire generally?
    will venus start to shows its signs in ketu-mercury period itself?

  84. Worst period ever, problems in health, money, career, family, relationship all around misfortune and bad luck. words are too little to describe the pain. Even though my ketu is in Pisces lagna and Jupiter is in 10th house Sagittarius.

  85. Yes end of Ketu dasha seems like the hard period was to teach you what is important and what is not. Over the end one realizes attachment is not good and hindrance to true happiness
    Ketu teaches you reality but in harsh way
    Just finishing Jupiter Antardashas and I think Saturn will be all hard work
    Mercury Antardashas when you get your head back
    I would have never changed this way without Ketu dasha
    Yes end of dasha means thank you as it prepares you for Venus Mahadasha
    I believe Ketu is more harsh for people who got benefic Venus as it prepare you for good Venus Mahadasha
    But Ketu is less harsh for people who got malafic
    Venus as it does not prepare them with his harshness and they end up not that good Venus Mahadasha
    Ketu is more malafic to Virgo Capricorn and Tula ascendant but better for cancer Aries saggitarius Pisces

    1. very true…very good insights…my compliments. Ketu is also harsh for Leo and gemini but moderate on pisces…like you said the better Shukra…the harsher Ketu…

  86. My DOB is 13th march 1975 time of birth is 13:02.
    Currently i am in the last phase of ketu md.
    I had gone through a lot during this ketu md.
    I have lost everything.every penny.
    Circumstances forced me to resign from my job.
    Given my age i am not in a position to find a suitable employment with the salary i had drawn.
    It is said venus md us normally good.
    I cant understand in my kind of situation how is this venus dasha going to be good.
    I have been having sleepless nights
    Please advise.

    1. Ketu is harsh for most people, and venus is good for most however, i cannot comment any further without knowing the entire chart.

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  87. I am passing through the same period. at present I am passing from the KETU-Venus period not finding any way to get out… the heavy debt of 36 Lakhs… No savings at all… I had lost job but now I have some job to do. EMIs are bouncing and Credit cards dues are getting bigger and bigger… not able to reach at any front even not able to pay the electricity bills… my relationship with my wife at the lowest point … we have started to discuss about our divorce…. don’t know what to do???? worried at all the front… not doing good in the job as well… dont know what will happen next… life is passing at the lowest point… requesting ketu to please bless me some good help… I am passing from the last phase of the sade sati and my wife is passing from the second phase of sade sati… what a master piece setting of the time… just in the 8 months these things have happened… not having any strength to see another day like this…. feeling like a bankrupt… recoveries agent making a worst calls everyday…. please give me suggestions to come out of the such a terrific time… thanks

    1. good and bad times continue to come. Have faith. Don’t be attached to anything or anyone. Let things happen. That’s how you handle Ketu.

  88. I am not sure about ketu being good for pisces ascendant and shukra being bad. I have ketu in lagna pisces, and shukra in 12th house. While ketu has hit me from all sides, the antar dashas of venus have been good or neutral.

  89. Nice explanation … Can you suggest me something for my future days? My dob is – 4.12.1992, time of birth is – 9:47 a.m, place of birth is – panskura, west Bengal . thanks.

  90. I am now in the last phase of Ketu Mahadasha. Will be over in about 2 months time. Sir, what has happened to me in the past nearly 7 years very accurately relates to what is written by you. Facing unprecedented calamities in life, may be half way thru this phase I chose – to get close to God. In a way it helped me to face the difficulties subsequently relatively easier.

    Great article. It will be of tremendous help to people going thru this dreadful phase in life.

  91. Sir You Mentioned that Seeking blessings from Jain Monks is a solution for Ketu MD . How is that logically correct. I dont deny but what is the conncetion. I am myself a Jain and also suffering the harshness of Ketu MD, so I would like to know the connect between Ketu n Jain Monks.

  92. Sir,within how many months to end dasha sandhi will start in ketu mahadasha?do ketu harm after the dasha sandhi has started?

  93. Yes, Ketu Dasha was tough but for me starting of Venus Dasha has been much much more tougher (Pisces ascendant maybe).

    But yeah, Ketu-Sun period did surprise my ego. Ketu-Rahu-Saturn gave me the most embarrassing event with the most scarred memories of life.

    But overall Ketu Dasha was more confusing, but the real pain has been given by Venus Dasha only!!

    Venus-Venus period was 7 TIMES more troubling than the Ketu Dasha overall (except the Ketu-Rahu-Saturn event).

    Ketu Dasha was not as horrible as you have written, but yeah it was DEFINITELY DEFINITELY VERY CONFUSING (Headless ketu).

    But horror and havoc in your description is more suitable for my current Venus Dasha, especially the Venus-Venus period. Omg!

    Like those 20%, for me also Ketu-Venus period I don’t remember much as painful but yeah Ketu-Rahu-Saturn gave me event that turned me psychologically and emotionally weak enough to take the life out of my body. VENUS seems to be the Ketu of my life. Hahahaha…

    If you want to research, DOB is 27/01/1995. Time: 10:20 am, Bhopal, M.P.

    1. Don’t forget your Sade sati started around the same time as your venus dasha, so I would not blame venus for all your troubles. you are a Scorpio moon like me the 7 year Saturn transit hits us harder then other signs. Venus is situated in 9th house in Scorpio with moon which is a detriment sign for Venus. But in the navamsa it is exalted in the sign of pisces. Sade sati started for us in November 2011 but it usually starts giving trouble before as Saturn gets closer to your moon. we are in the last transit of saturn which is going through over our 2nd house which represents finance, family and speech it should end by January 2020.

  94. Now I follow all your articles. You have mentioned about the happenings in ketu mahadasha.
    But I want to know if the bad affects happenings in this period can be reduced or whatever happening we have to face as per previous birth karma.
    Or if their are remedies to reduce the bad karma affect. If possible please suggest remedies.

  95. Currently going thru ketu mahadasha since 2016 ..a lot of hell happened thru..my education stoped ..lost my father my pride..doing a job full of humilation n self doubts for survival..lots of depression n anxiety ..no will to live yet doing it for my mother..m jus 25 ..ur post explained ol ..n concept behind it..its just going thru hell in order to reach heaven (venus period) bt wats d point wen it makes u lifeless no will to live ..mentally emotionaly torn apart..brutally ripped ..

    1. whatever ketu takes, it takes for your good. He removes the unwanted but not like a surgeon but more like a butcher. However, once he is done with you, you thank Ketu for doing what he did.

    1. No. It is not all that bad. Although it brings the final end to the Venus party as it is the last antardasa in venus

  96. Currently going through Ketu Mahadasha (almost near end of Ketu-Jupiter period). Lost my Job in Ketu-Jup about 3 months back out of nowhere. Surprising that I could hold on to my job despite huge humiliation till 4 yrs 8 months from the commencement of Ketu dasha (until 70% of Ketu-Jup). Didn’t expect to lose job in Ketu-Jup as Jupiter is my 11th lord sitting on 5th house (Taurus ascendant). So in my case it looks like last 1/3rd will be really troublesome. And as usual, nothing happens, significant financial loss etc etc are part of Ketu dasha as everyone experienced. Mentally prepared that I won’t get job for next 2 years (till end of Ketu)

  97. All true ,I am going through ketu mahadasha and all this happening what you say about antar dasha s in its dasha , dob.21/10/2000,4:01pm

  98. Running ketu mahadasha Mercury antardasha since June 2019. Feeling daily ketu sting. So confused further will it continue full Mercury antardasha.. Hukumar

  99. One of the beat article i have read and its like my life what i am going through . my ketu mahadasha started in 2013 but the 1st part was not bad at all i got my biggest income of my life within 4 months of the mahadasha started its only after 2017 things started going down hill whatever i do i fail its like its clear 1 is written and i say 1 but it becomes 2. I had 5 to 6 sources of income but now hardly 1 source left that too very little… Lost a lot of money in stock market. Now lost all hope in life nothing going right and wonder if anything good will happen in life . upon that i am now above 30 yrs not yet married no income no savings … When i was 25 odd years nothing could go wrong in life good business multiple sources of income to now no income all income stream stopped lost all savings. To add to my ketu mahadasha both my mother and father are under shani mahadasha . looking at my life going one way downhill lost all hopes and now lost faith in god also what wrong i did in life for me to go through this in life non of my friends were belivers in god i was but now i face all this and my friends all happly settled in life and i am devastated.

    1. TIMES CHANGE they are never the same for anyone. Keep the faith. You did not see the future when you were doing well and even today you are unable to see the future when you are down. Change is the only constant. KEEP THE FAITH

  100. I started experiencing the Ketu type depression in the last Antardasha of Mercury (Ketu-Saturn) though I got increment, promotion and foreign travels but I had a constant depression which I never experienced in life before (I mean I had frustrations but not depression). So I presume the Ketu Dasha Sandhi effect comes up in Mercury-Sat period. But I wonder why the Ketu-Venus Dasha Sandhi is not visible during Ketu-Sat or Ketu-Mer? I mean some good effect of upcoming Venus dasha in this period. Rather the experience is mostly bad.

      1. Sir,you mean we can experience some good effects of sukra during the last 9 months of ketu dasha -mercury antardasha period

  101. I fail to understand when the bad of ketu maha dasha happens accurately why cant good happen in shukra mahadasha.
    I am a gemini ascedent and seem to have an exhalted venus in pisces with moon and jupiter in the sane house.saturn in the lagna and ketu in the 12th house of taurus.
    I am in the last month of ketu mahadasha.
    I am counting days for this to get over.
    I was without a job of quite a while during this ketu mahadasha but i managed to get one however lost it during ketu saturn.
    I guess thats the sting.
    I fail to understand how can venus bring positive changed when all is lost in life .
    This ketu maha dasha is a curse indeed

      1. Dont know whether there are any good karmas or not,so basically life is all messed up whether its ketu or venus md.
        With everthing over ,career and life in a state of mess dont know how things will change.
        No hope at all as i see no light at the end of my tunnel.
        God alone knows one entire life has gone to waste

  102. I have experienced that whatever bad things mentioned about the life in different dashas happens. But good things never happen just past karma or anything else

  103. I am having ketu mahadasha Mercury antardasha till June 2020. I am daily experiencing ketu sting as mentioned by you. I am cancer rashi Venus in my 4th house kumbh lagna kundli. After so many daily bad experience almost lost faith in God. Ketu giving bad karma results for only poor and honest gentle people not for this politicians and corrupt people. So fully confused. Left it only for nature whatever happens.

  104. Can one expect a job atleast in the last few months of ketu dasha? Do mercury antardasha provide any help in this issue?

  105. Hi, I am sure I am in my 7th year of Ketu Dasha and have for sure seen the worst. But, I have knocked the doors of the temples last year like crazy just asking for one thing to stop bad luck in my life. Nothing of it stopped and I lost my job and is in a situation where am standing with a sword against my father day in and out. I am cursing the divine for not helping me at all. I don’t know how will it stop. I can’t sleep. I close my eyes and everytime I think that should I just commit suicide. I don’t know if my ego has gone or not but I surely want to be left alone with minimum wages to eat and breathe. I keep seeing others peoples life’s growing and crying everyday. The only person now I am even talking to properly very slightly is my mother. If this Dasha will take that away also from me I will really have nothing left of me.
    I don’t know what worse is left for me but I truly am done and any more of it will kill me.

  106. Daite of Birth 15 – 06-1961
    Chandigarh India
    Time 5.22 AM

    at theend of Ketu dasha whatever is said by you is true will my next venus dasha will be good

  107. One thing i am curious to know how does the shift between two mahadasha happen like ketu to venus when does the effect start of venus start from day 1 or before 3 months or after 3 months

    1. I think depends on the chart of the person, i know someone who has been through a bad saturn dasha, and it’s been more then a year since mercury dasha started no changes.

  108. I am Capricorn ascendant and i had a comparatively good time in ketu-venus. Does that mean my venus mahadasha won’t be good? Venus being in 4th house aspected by saturn(2nd house) and Jupiter in 10th.

  109. Is it “ketu_mercury” antardasha is the second best antardasha after” ketu_jupiter ” in the mahadasha of ketu?????

      1. Ur doing a great job which is without any benefit god will surely bless you and your family i was never interested in astrology but still read your articles which give hope… I have noticed whatever bad is said comes true but for good i always wonder… Had seen many astrologer but all say something or the other and create fear and sell you gem stones and sat do this upaye and that…
        God bless you sir

  110. Sir, Ketu takes you the unwanted .So if we acquire something during ketu dasha does it mean that the acquisition that we got is for positive ?

  111. Hi,

    Thanks for this very informative and well researched blog.

    The articles about Ketu and Rahu Mahadasha have been particularly informative.

    Given you have mentioned you have done extensive research on Rahu,Ketu and Shani is there a reason you have not written an article on Shani Mahadasha?

    Why not write similar article for Shani Mahadasha?


    1. Waiting for Lord Shani to bless me. This has been long overdue on my bucket list. But with Shani, all things come after delay denial and hard work. PRAY FOR ME.

  112. Thanks, this is very useful. I have been told Ketu is yogakaraka for me, what is the significance of that ? ( I started the Ketu mahadasha last year and it hasn’t been a smooth ride thus far! )

  113. I am undergoing ketu mahadasha last phase still 6 months Left but no improvement in budh antardasha still position worsening instead if relief kumb lagan ketu In 8th house.so always worried

  114. What an extensive discussion on Ketu Mahadasha. I’ve been in the Ketu Mahadasha since October 2012. I can’t tell you how much I’ve been able to relate to reach word written by you. Every single antardasha, in this entire Mahadasha has almost been the same the way you described. Kudos to you! Looking forward to reading about the Venus Mahadasha, as that is approaching soon. 🙂

    1. thank you for sharing this. Venus will be fine for most people. Once I am done with Shani article, I will take up Venus as many people have asked for it.

  115. I am in my late 50s and Ketu Mahadasha began in 2016. I had a very successful professional career until 2015, when abruptly I lost my job due to low project activity. After years of no work, I found a temporary job in 2019 and then suddenly my spouse filed for divorce, where I stand to lose most of the savings I made for the retirement period. With my memory and intellect no longer sharp as it used to be, I forget things frequently and hence afraid of losing my job. It is scary feeling how I am going to handle all this. My ascendant is Aquarius and Gemini moon, Venus in 6th house, Saturn/Jupiter in the 12th, Mercury/Mars in the 8th and Sun in the 7th. Not sure what the future holds.

  116. Hi again..This wd be my nth visit to this page….. And this is my 4th comment …I keep coming back to this blog every week or so…..in hope that I am coming to an end of this dreadful period… and Everytime I find something striking from admin like “The Harder You Try The Unluckier You Get” and Similarities from other fellow members in terms of instances , events & experiences. more of the blows and lessons Ketu gives..

    Well I am nearing the end of Ke-Sat (Nov 2019) and a new phase Ke-Mer wd begin. Just fingers crossed as to i will get the STING or Some Relief. (btw m Aquarius Asc with Ke-in Libra 9th house) and My Mercury is Retrograde in 10th -Scorpio.

    Ketu has taught me PATIENCE and Hit me everytime I tried to succeed and every Hit gives me a New Lesson and makes me feel that we have so many Flaws which needs to be corrected. OMG.

    I just hope and pray that the last period of Ke-Mer be the Dasha-Chiddra and there is unfolding of new beginings there is light at the end of the corner..
    Ket-Mer whilst the Ketu Dasha ends on Nov 2020…
    Venus starts then from Nov 2020 (Ve-Sun-Me(R)-Sat in together in 10th House)–Ke in 9th –Moon in 6th Cancer—Ju in 12th–Rahu in 3rd ..Mars in 8th

    I will keep visiting this blog.. Kinds of gives me some hope and relief.. amidst all the hopelessness and hard-Hits..

  117. I am currently undergoing Ketu dasa , but I am not experiencing anything like above, what could be the reason? My DOB 20/11/1978 Time 5:35am at Chennai

      1. I am already undergoing Rahu sub period under Ketu Dasha from 13/11/2018 and will last till 01/12/2019 as per Lahiri Ayanamsha

        FYI In 2016 God blessed us with a own flat in Ketu Dasha under Ketu sub period

  118. Have you noticed that people who develop a ceartin disease through ketu mahadasha ، get ride of this disease in venus mahadasha ،or the disease continue with them ?

    1. Dont know whether it gets off during Ve. Dasha. I got Skin disease .. (already had before) bt it has worsened and skin color s like Ketu nw. worsened in course of last 3 years.

  119. How can a planet be only bad and harsh? I have known people who are still with me, have passed the entire Ketu mahadasha, and things were pretty much normal..not too good or too bad…but normal…any possible reasons for it?

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